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Academy chief to step aside during resume inquiry

Leslie Berlowitz, has “requested time away from her day-to-day activities” while an outside law firm investigates reports she inflated her resume.

‘Disturbing’ letters sent to Boston public schools

Several schools received letters that contained “random and disjointed’’ references to Al Qaeda, the FBI, and Nazis, police said.

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Ellsbury on the Red Sox’ starting lineup

Jacoby Ellsbury, who has been recovering from a groin injury, is to start in tonight’s game against the Red Sox at Fenway Park.

NSA actions spur questions on security, privacy

While some lawmakers defended the practice of collecting phone records of millions of US customers of Verizon, critics called it a huge over-reach.

Aug. 19, 1982: The Nantasket roller coaster gave a good view of the Boston skyline in the distance. The giant coaster was built after the park fire in 1916 and opened for rides in May 1917. It gave a ride of nearly a mile and a half, its highest point 98 feet above the ground. It cost $100,000 to build and 200 mechanics worked nine months on its construction.

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From the Archives | Photo gallery

Paragon Park

Paragon Park was part of Hull’s Nantasket Beach for more than 100 years. Though it closed in 1985, the carousel still spins for visitors as it has for 85 years.

Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Celine (Julie Delpy) are 40-somethings with twins — and still many questions about love and life — in “Before Midnight.”

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Study of a couple stresses maturity in ‘Midnight’

In giving “Before Midnight” four stars, Ty Burr explains that the three-film series “is the kind of time-lapse study of human nature that’s possible only in the movies.”


Proposed Boston towers — before and after

A proposed complex at Government Center of high- and mid-rise buildings would change the city’s skyline.

Esther Williams on location for the film

Swimming champion, movie star Esther Williams dies

Williams became one of Hollywood’s biggest moneymakers in the 1940s and 1950s following a successful swimming career. She was 91.

// Bomb victim reunites with woman who helped save her

Erika Brannock was reunited with her hero, Amanda North, the woman who aided her immediately following the blast at the finish line of the Marathon.


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A Lucky Star bus at South Station.

Lucky Star bus service halted

The service, which runs between Boston and New York, has been shut down by the government only months after the Fung Wah bus service was halted.


Bargain Bin

One of Alex and Ani’s Red Sox braclets.

The bling of summer

Ami Albernaz’s weekly roundup of bargains includes Alex and Ani’s sale on in its Major League Baseball collection.

Special Reports

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Bitten by Uncertainty

With tens of thousands of people contracting Lyme disease in Mass. each year, the Globe is taking an in-depth look at the disease, the patients, the debate, science and testing.